Sometimes, our properties need a bit of a gussy-up. And when most Australian homeowners opt to renovate their dens, they typically partner with dependable contractors such as Konnect Building Solutions. We're renovation builders in Sydney’s Inner West with two decades of experience in residential and commercial building services.
So, is 2023 the right time to renovate? Truth be told, it depends. We know it sounds like a cop-out, but it’s true! Don't believe us? Ask your go-to contractor, and let's compare notes!
We’d love to tell you that 2023 is your year to renovate; however, several variables typically impact renovation projects. Let's look at both sides of the coin to help you decide, shall we?
Let's explore the sunny side of the reno street. That means digging into why 2023 might be the year to swing that hammer and tear down your bathroom or extend your kitchen. Below is a breakdown of the positives to consider:
Your Financial Situation
A renovation project is typically a long-term investment requiring your financial ducks to be in a row. So, how does your budget look in 2023? Generally, explore the cost of renovations and compare them to your budget. That way, you can determine whether to shelve your plan or proceed with the project.
Nonetheless, even if you're short on cash, you can consider financing options, such as applying for a home loan. Such backup finance could allow you to undertake your dream renovation project. This could also be a good option if the loan terms are favourable (you can manage the repayments).
Do you have enough space to move around? If not, a renovation project might suffice. For instance, if your family dynamics have changed - you've welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family, or you're caring for elderly relatives - you may need to reconsider your space needs. Even the anticipation of change could drive you to consider a renovation project.
In such cases, you could extend a room or add an extra one to make your home more functional. Envisioning your future lifestyle needs and how well they fit into your home could also drive you to undertake a renovation project.
Condition of the Home
Would you continue living in your current home if some sections were in disrepair? Do you feel comfortable with the current setup or prefer something different?
If you're unhappy about the condition of your home - due to wear, age, change in preferences or other factors - a renovation project could be on the cards. For instance, you could update your kitchen or replace damaged doors to give your den a fresh look. Or, if your home needs a makeover, you could consider a major renovation to give it a modern appeal.
Renovations take time - there're no two ways about it. Plus, they can be disruptive, causing you to live in disarray for some time. Hence, consider the timing of your renovation project. Do you have significant events coming up - like a family reunion or wedding - that the home improvement project might interrupt? Essentially, consider both the short-term and long-term impact of renovations before taking the plunge.
Similarly, Mother Nature could have a trump card, delaying or halting your project. As such, be mindful of the seasonal weather changes that could impact your project.
As a workaround - in case you need usable space as a project continues - have your contractor work on small sections at a time and seal off the area. They may also renovate one room at a time, allowing you to continue using the rest of your space.
Alternatively, seek out alternative accommodation while the renovation contractor does their thing. That way, you can maintain personal comfort while the renovations are underway. Remember, on top of the mess and noise, some renovations might mean temporary cut-offs of essential services. And who wants to juggle life without running water or electricity or cook dinner on a camping stove?
Low Interest Rates
2023 looks like a great time to secure a loan (for homeowners requiring it) and fund a renovation project. With interest rates on loans at a near all-time low, you can leverage the favourable rates to finance the project.
In other words, an investment in renovations now could yield greater returns in the future. Therefore, you could get more value from the project by taking a loan now.
Before cutting loose and waving your renovation wand, consider the wrong reasons to take this route. For brevity, the non-exhaustive list below hopefully drives the point home:
Select A Builder Worth their Salt
Deciding whether 2023 is the right time to renovate is like choosing between a sausage sanga and a meat pie at the footy - a real head-scratcher. Hopefully, the pointers we’ve outlined can help you make a smart choice. But even if things don't pan out, the coming year could bring better tidings. Meanwhile, check out our site at https://www.konnectbuilding.com.au/renovations.html or explore our gallery to see why we fit the bill - if you’re ready to pull the trigger. Now, off you go, put the kettle on, and have a good hard think about it all. No pressure!
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